About the Greek and Hebrew texts appearing on these pages.

Some documents on this site contain Greek and/or Hebrew text. In order to view this text properly, you will need to be using a fairly modern browser, and have a Unicode font installed. Firefox and Mozilla will automatically use an available Unicode font to display these characters. However, to have the best-looking text, I have coded these pages to prefer certain fonts for the Greek and Hebrew text.

I recommend the following fonts, all of which are supported on these pages:

If you have trouble choosing, I recommend using Ezra SIL for Hebrew, and GFS Porson for Greek.

The licensing of these fonts vary. Most are freely usable. Galaxie is free for use to view web pages. Titus requires registration, but is free for non-commercial use.

In addition to the above, I support Alphabetum. Please note that this is a commercial font, but well worth the price.

A note to Mozilla and Firefox users: You may find that no matter what fonts you install, your browser will use whatever it wishes. This is caused by the manner in which the Mozilla family of browsers arbitrates between languages and fonts. In short, Hebrew text will usually be rendered based upon the font which is chosen for the Hebrew language. Likewise the Greek text will be rendered in the font chosen for the Greek language. In Firefox 1.5 or later, you can easily change these defaults by going to Firefox Preferences (Tools, Options in Windows), Content, Fonts & Colors, Advanced... From there, change the Fonts for dropdown to Greek or Hebrew, and choose the fonts you wish to be used for Serif and Sans-Serif fonts.